Written by: Morgan Cappetta
After Yvonne Garcia (State Street) gave her opening keynote, and after the first breakout session of the day – in which students could select to attend an Accounting Panel, a Law Panel, or a Salary Negotiation Workshop – it was time for lunch! Lunch was hosted in the 9th floor trustee ballroom space at the Questrom School of Business. Sandwiches, salads, cookies and beverages were enjoyed by all. Seating was open, encouraging students to branch out and meet their peers and other professionals in attendance.
After the sit-down portion had concluded, the lunch moved into the networking portion, in which attendees moved into a cocktail setup with tall, small tables, encouraging movement and flexibility of conversation. Conversations abounded, and new connections were made. After the networking portion had concluded, members of herNetwork ushered students and professionals back down for the second breakout session of the day – from which students could choose to attend a Marketing Panel, a Finance Panel, or a Workshop about exiting ones comfort zone. We hope our attendees foster and grow the relationships they began at our conference, as networking, learning, and making friends are what our conference is all about!